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Radio T.B.S.
(Trailer Park Broadcasting Scandals)

a comedy by Mark Landon Smith
directed by Jim Miller

 

Radio T.B.S. closed on May 13, 2007
We hope you enjoyed the show!

Auditions: 4-6 p.m. February 17, 2007 and 6-8 p.m. February 18, 2007
Shows:  Friday & Saturday, May 4, 5, 11, & 12, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 6 & 13 at 2:00 p.m.

...a message left by the playwright himself.
Mark Landon Smith's web site.
Ceramic Cow Productions web site (Mark Landon Smith's production company)

We were proud to bring to our stage this touching comedy about the frailties and idiosyncrasies of the human condition. Its location in a manufactured home oasis (and monkey emporium) in central Florida is a surely a metaphor for the global village. Sure...

OK people, here's the deal: It's written by Mark Landon Smith (Faith County, Evening of Culture). It's directed by Jim Miller. It's funny.

Need to hear more? Its cast includes Dixie and Vesta, hard hittin' radio investigative reporters out to make your business theirs. There's Mary Eunice, Sunday-School Director on a mission (who has a dark secret), Missy, rovin' reporter on a pilgrimage (who looks fat in stripes), Harleen, gambler with a surprise up her sleeve (and it ain't cards), Alveeta, star-maker (if she can keep 'em out of prison), Pauleen, stage momma (with large plans for her daughter, or is it plans for...?), Mayola, beauty pageant contestant (whose favorite high school class is lunch), Madge, who doesn't know the meanin' of anonymous (and ain't about to look it up), and Imogene, belly-dancin' instructor and decorative lawn flamingo choreographer (who has a dark secret).

More? ...OK, the main scene is a drive-by nativity scene in tribute to "the Kings," Jesus and Elvis, celebrated on the anniversary of the the King of Rock and Roll's departure to that last great concert in the sky in August 1977. So, that makes it a tribute to Jesus' birth and Elvis' death, and it's in August! Are you following this? Christian Christmas and Rock and Roll Easter! It didn't make sense to me either, but it works!

Did I mention it's written by Mark Landon Smith and directed by Jim Miller?

Here's the "official" description:
Radio hostesses and society doyennes Vesta Poteet and Dixie Mandrell bring to you the comings and goings of the activities in and around The Luna Del Mar Manufactured Home Oasis and Monkey Emporium where very few of the monkeys are contagious. And what a jumpin' place this trailer park is. There's a visit to Graceland from rovin' reporter Missy Goode (and her unfortunate arrest by the security guards); there's the upcomin' Miss Manatee contest, if forced contestant Mayola Felts can stop eaten' every sweet thing she can get her hands on; there's The Heart of Dixie advice for the lovelorn and addicted a subscription to the Gone with the Wind collectors series of plates with Scarlette O'Hara looking like Ernest Borgnine in drag is a dramatic disappointment. The colossal celebration at Luna Del Mar, penicillin capital of central Florida, is Jesus and Elvis; A Tribute to the Kings, a little nativity with some rock n' roll. So it's not the holidays, but in honor of Elvis, a drive-by nativity is planned with headlights to be beamed on the annual tableau low headlights, PLEASE! If you think that this kings' tribute runs smoothly, you'll also believe that teased hair is a thing of the past.

Auditions for Radio TBS (Trailer Park Broadcasting Scandals) were held on February 17 and 18. Production dates are May 4-6 & 11-13. The cast consisted of nine actresses capable of playing "age 30-&-up" women, and one actress capable of playing an "age teens-to-early-20's" woman. This was a hilarious comedy with lots of fun to be had by folks on both sides of the stage!!

 

CAST

Dixie.................................... Heather Burns

Vesta............................... Andrea Fairchild

Mary Eunice............................... Lisa Allen

Missy.................................... Fawn Francis

Harlene.......................... Victoria Abraham

Alveeta............................ Dorothy McInnis

Pauline................................ Cheri Williams

Mayola.................................. Allie Barfield

Madge................................... Amy Bednar

Imogene............................. Jenny Fulwood

STAFF

Director...................................... Jim Miller

Assistant Director................ Jason Fairchild

Stage manager,
sound effects guy,
and general wild man!............... Jack Burns

Props............................ Earlene McCleave

Lighting Design...................... Jo Beth Britt,
 Ashley Johnson

Lights.................................... Jo Beth Britt,
 Mike Calnan

Mk. II Acme
Drive-By Headlight
Simulator Operator................. Terry Welch

Tech...................................... Paul Bennett,
 Noah Van den Akker,
 Richard Van den Akker,
 Ryan Van den Akker

Opening-Night Reception...... Jody Johnson

Set Construction................... Cast & Crew

 

We had a TV ad on Vicksburg Video.
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Video of TV Ad
(the ad is also on YouTube)

Poster

 

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More Closing Day Pictures, 13 May 2007

Closing Day, 13 May 2007

Performance, 5 May 2007

Opening Night, 4 May 2007

Lobby Photos

Final Dress Rehearsal, 3 May 2007

Rehearsal, 24 April 2007

Rehearsal, 23 April 2007

Rehearsal, 19 April 2007

Rehearsal, 17 April 2007

Rehearsal, 16 April 2007

Family Pictures, 12 April 2007

Rehearsal, 10 April 2007

Rehearsal, 9 April 2007

Rehearsal, 2 April 2007

Auditions, 17 & 18 February 2007

 

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